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Hillary Clinton Calls Out Democratic Debate Moderators For Ignoring Abortion

Whether you’re feeling the Bern or staunchly #WithHer – I’m just going to assume no one who regularly reads and enjoys The Frisky would actually consider voting for any of those GOP clowns — the lack of attention paid to abortion and reproductive rights during the Democratic debates has been appalling. And it still wouldn’t have been addressed during last night’s eighth Democratic… More »


Why The “Suitable Partner Shortage” Is A Reproductive Rights Issue For Black Women

When people ask me about whether or not I want to have children, the conversation is often very short and quite simple. For college-educated black women, the shortage of suitable black men is quickly becoming a reproductive rights issue, with many of these women opting out of motherhood all-together after finding their options in the… More »


Proposed Bill In Kentucky Would Require Wife’s Permission For Viagra Prescription

If this bill in Kentucky indeed becomes law, men seeking Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs would be required to get a signed note from their wife and swear on a Bible they would only use the drugs during sex with their spouse. HOLY SHIT. These men would also be required to prove they’re married… More »


Why Were Reproductive Rights Left Out Of Last Night’s Democratic Debate?

Agreeing on the issue doesn’t mean having the same plan. More »


#DearDebbie: Millennial Women Are Far From “Complacent” About Reproductive Rights

Debbie Wasserman Schultz said she thinks women born after Roe have gotten “complacent”–that’s some bullshit. More »


Shonda Rimes Continues Grand Tradition Of Advocating For Reproductive Rights On The Small Screen

SPOILER ALERT. More »


At Least 100,000 Texas Women Have Tried To Self-Induce An Abortion

Here’s some depressing news: a recent study run by the University of Texas has found that 1.7-4.1 percent of Texas women have attempted to perform an abortion on themselves — which, given the population of Texas, means about 100,000 to 240,000 women.

The study, which focused on Texas women ages 18-49, found that 1.7 percent of… More »


Twerpy Missouri Lawmaker Claims Student Researching Abortion Restrictions Is Breaking The Law

Missouri state Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Turdsville) is up in arms over a Mizzou grad student’s thesis. Why? Because she intends to study the effects of the state’s terrible abortion-restricting law requiring women to wait 72 hours after asking for an abortion to obtain one.

Proponents of these laws say that they are for the… More »


Cecile Richards Says She Expects Roe V. Wade To Be Back On The Ballot Soon

In today’s interview with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lamented that the 2016 Republican presidential candidates “make Mitt Romney look like a liberal.” She said although she believes most Americans support safe and legal abortion, she expects to see Roe V. Wade back on the ballot soon because conservative policymakers want… More »


Let’s All Laugh At This Line Of Anti-Choice Wannabe Hipster T-Shirts

Oh god, anti-choice weirdos are trying to be hip now. More »


Bill Nye Uses Science To Defend Women’s Reproductive Rights

It has been a pretty shitty year for women’s reproductive rights in this country, I think we can all agree. When so much progression has been made for LGBT rights, Trans Rights and more, the Right still wants to attack the decisions that women make with regards to women and reproduction. Laws are getting worse,… More »


House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood In Grand Exercise In Futility

Sorry, jerks — this is not going to pass the Senate or be approved by President Obama. More »


Women In Washington, D.C. Can Now Be Fired For Using Birth Control

A House committee voted to overturn a new Washington D.C. law that would have banned employment discrimination based on reproductive health decisions like using IVF, having an abortion, or even using birth control. More »


Jemima Kirke Opens Up About Ending A Pregnancy In This PSA

In a new PSA for the Center for Reproductive Rights’ Draw The Line campaign, “Girls” actress and mother of three Jemima Kirke shares her story of terminating a pregnancy when she was in college back in 2007. I love her candidness, especially her succinct way of describing how safe abortion procedures often fall in that fuzzy middle ground between just barely accessible… More »


Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. The most recent case in Nashville is one of four that has occurred over the last five years, and involves a mentally… More »


House Passes “No Abortions For Poor Ladies” Bill On Roe v. Wade Anniversary

After backing down from a controversial bill that would make abortion illegal after 20 weeks, the Republican controlled House passed another anti-abortion bill today, called “The No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion” Act. Coincidentally, today is also the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that deemed abortion a decision to be made privately… More »


Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations provide safe abortion options to women living in countries with restrictive abortion laws. Gomperts launched the Women on Waves, which sails a mobile abortion clinic to… More »


Moving Documentary “Vessel” Carries Reproductive Rights Across The Ocean

Upcoming documentary “Vessel” follows the experiences of Rebecca Gomperts, a Dutch physician who founded Women on Waves, which brings contraception and safe abortion services to women in countries with few reproductive rights. Gomperts felt the need to take action for women whose control of their own bodies are prohibited by their nation’s government, often at… More »


Wendy Davis Lost The Election, But She Changed The Game

Wendy Davis, kickass American hero, has lost the Texas gubernatorial election. I know I shouldn’t be surprised. For starters, she’s a Democrat, and Texas hasn’t had a Democratic governor in almost twenty years. To top it off, she’s a female, and a mother, and one of the thousands of women in this country who’ve hadMore »


6 Reasons Millennials Don’t Vote (And 6 Reasons You Really Should)

Today is Election Day, and this year’s vote is a very big deal. The US Senate stands to see a major power shift, and this election’s results will set the stage for the 2016 presidential race. Women’s rights also hang in the balance, because we unfortunately live in a world that puts our bodies up… More »


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